Why did George Eads leave MacGyver?  What is he doing now?

April 18, 2024
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Who is George Eads?

George Coleman Eads III was born on 1 March 1967 under the zodiac sign of Pisces, in Fort Worth, Texas USA. He’s a 54-year-old actor and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Nicholas ‘Nick’ Stokes in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000-2015) and featuring as Jack Dalton in the CBS action-adventure series “MacGyver” (2016-2019).

How rich is he, as of now? George Eads Net Worth

As of early 2022, George Eads’ net worth is estimated at over $13 million, earned through his successful career as a professional actor and producer, working on nearly 30 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the mid-1990s.


His net worth also includes a house in High Rise Apartments on Cloverfield Blvd in Santa Monica, two Harley Davidsons, a silver Cadillac Escalade, and a Porsche 911.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

George Eads spent his early years in Belton, Texas, where he was raised by his father, Arthur Coleman ‘Cappy’ Eads who worked as a district attorney, and his mother, Vivian Baker (nee Athens), a superintendent of Belton Schools. After their divorce, his mother remarried gynecologist Dudley Baker. He has an elder sister named Angela Eads Tekell, who works as an attorney in Waco, Texas. He holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.


Regarding his education, George attended Belton High School, from which he matriculated in 1985, and he then enrolled in Texas Tech University, from where he obtained his degree in Mass Communication in 1989; while there, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Before he launched his acting career, he spent some time working as a copy machine salesman, and also sold first aid and safety supplies for Cintas.

Career Beginnings

George Eads’s acting career started in 1994, when he made his debut feature film appearance as Black Wolf in the Western film “Dust To Dust”, written and directed by Gerald Cain, while his TV debut came the following year when he made a guest appearance as J.R. Dean in an episode of the Fox fantasy crime series “Strange Luck”.


He landed his breakthrough role in The WB’s prime-time soap opera “Savannah”, in which he portrayed Travis Peterson, a character who was murdered in the first episode, and later his twin brother Nick Corelli. The series was aired from 1996 until 1997, canceled after two seasons.

At the time, he also starred as Ben McGrath in the made-for-TV drama film “The Ultimate Lie” (1996), next to Kristin Davis and Michael Murphy, and as Riley Baxter in the made-for-TV crime mystery film “Crowned And Dangerous” (1997), directed by Christopher Leitch. He then took the supporting role of paramedic Greg Powell in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC medical drama series “ER”, from 1997 to ‘98.


Worldwide Recognition

In 2000, George Eads had such parts as Thumper Klein in the short-lived CBS sitcom “Grapevine”, created by David Frankel, and Gus in the made-for-TV sci-fi drama film “The Spring”. He booked his most prominent role to date in the same year, when he was chosen to portray one of the lead characters in the CBS procedural forensics crime drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, in which he played forensic scientist Nicholas ‘Nick’ Stokes, and remained in the series for all 15 seasons until its finale in 2015, sharing the screen with such actors as William Peterson, Gary Dourdan and Marg Helgenberger.

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It was one of the most popular shows, and won multiple awards and nominations, including six Primetime Emmy and four People’s Choice Awards. For his performance, George received a Teen Choice Award nomination for TV – Choice Actor.

Further Work

Concurrently with working on the series, George Eads continued to work on other projects. In 2002, he played Adam Willingford in the ABC Family romantic comedy film “Just A Walk In The Park”, and featured as Tommy Baker in the TNT sports comedy-drama film “Second String”. It was followed by his portrayal of Frank ‘Shorty’ Austin in the TNT Western film “Monte Walsh” (2003), next to Tom Selleck and Isabella Rossellini, and in the next year, he landed the title role in the TNT drama film “Evel Knievel”, directed by John Badham.


Also in 2004, he did the voice-over of Captain Atom in an episode of the Cartoon Network superhero animated series “Justice League Unlimited”, and then guest-starred as George in an episode of the CBS sitcom “Two And A Half Men” in 2008.

Recent Projects

From 2010 to 2012, George provided his voice to Barry Allen – a.k.a. The Flash in the Cartoon Network superhero series “Young Justice”. Two years later, he produced and landed the role of Jack, in the direct-to-video action film “Gunshot Straight”, in which he shared the screen with AnnaLynne McCord, Steven Seagal and Stephen Lang, and featured as Jimmy in the comedy film “Sex Ed”, produced by his ex-wife Monika Casey.

His next major role came in 2016, when he joined the main cast of the CBS action-adventure series “MacGyver”, in which he portrayed Jack Dalton. He left the show in 2019 to spend more time with his daughter who lives in Los Angeles, California, while the show is filmed in Atlanta, Georgia. Concurrently with “MacGyver”, he also voiced Vincent’s dad in the 2017 TV special “Michael Jackson’s Halloween”.

Most recently, George played General Stevens in the South Korean action-war film “The Battle Of Jangsari” (2019), next to Megan Fox, and guest-starred as a coach in two episodes of the NBC family drama series “This Is Us” (2020-2021).


Appearance and Vital Statistics

George Eads has short light brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 11ins (1.80m), while his weight is around 170lbs (77kgs) – information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.

Personal Life

George Eads was married to Monika Casey, an actress and producer, known for her work on “Shameless”, “Sex Ed”, and “Miles”. The couple met on a blind date, started dating in 2004, and eventually tied the knot at a ceremony held on 17 June 2011. Later that year, she gave birth to their daughter named Dylan Eads, but they divorced four years later, since when he’s remained single. His current residence is in Los Angeles, California. He is an avid dog lover and has a yellow Labrador retriever named Maverick.

Olivia Wilson

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